phenyl isocyanate

noun

Definition of phenyl isocyanate

: a colorless liquid ester C6H5NCO of acrid odor made usually by the action of phosgene on aniline and used in identifying alcohols and amines by the formation of phenylurethans and phenyl-ureas respectively

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“Phenyl isocyanate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenyl%20isocyanate. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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